Communities and Consequences II: Rebalancing New Hampshire’s Human Ecology Book is Available for Purchase
Sep 28, 2020
Communities and Consequences II: Rebalancing New Hampshire’s Human Ecology is a sequel project to 2008’s award-winning Communities and Consequences: The Unbalancing of New Hampshire’s Human Ecology. This timely new film, book, web, and community outreach project will explore the economic and social realities of workforce shortages in our state - the nation’s second oldest state in terms of median age.
The LNH Class of 2021 each received a copy of this book in preparation for the related discussion with authors Peter Francese and Lorraine Stuart Merrill on the upcoming "What is NH?" Program Day. Purchase the book NOW from your LOCAL INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLER
The population bulge known as the baby boom is reaching social security age and beyond. The impacts of the aging of such a large demographic cohort are seen nationwide. But New Hampshire and northern New England are suffering a far more severe demographic maelstrom. Here the rapidly rising number of seniors have been accompanied by shrinking numbers of younger adults and children—an unbalancing of the region’s human ecology.
The Communities and Consequences team will be traveling around the Granite State, finding compelling stories of how people in their local communities are making decisions that have consequences, some good, some not. We will share stories of how people are working together, including businesses and organizations to find innovative ways to create vibrant and welcoming places for people of all ages and backgrounds, and ensure a thriving future for their communities and the state.
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